This species is known from La Trinidad, Monte Turimiquire, in a cave at about 1,830m asl, in the eastern portion of the Venezuelan coastal mountain range between Sucre and Monagas States.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found in a cave in cloud forest. Breeding is by direct development.
It is believed to be a rare species.
The major threat is habitat loss due to agriculture, involving both crops and livestock.
The range of this species falls within the Macizo Montanoso del Turimiquire Protective Zone, but there is a need for improved management of this area for biodiversity conservation.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the eastern portion of Venezuelan Coastal Range.
Jesús Manzanilla, Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Pristimantis turumiquirensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57020A11568605. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57020A11568605.en .Downloaded on 23 February 2019